Steven Novella, a scientist committed to puncturing science hype, seems to have fallen for the hype surrounding this laboratory work.
As usual, evolution-talk is inversely proportional to the amount of detail presented about cellular workings.
Physicist Brian Miller explains that nothing remotely this dramatic occurred in the experiment.
Novella is a prominent atheist who jumped at the chance to promote the secular creation narrative of life’s origin.
The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.”